Richter performs Piano Concertos by Saint-Saëns and Gershwin

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COMPOSERS: Gershwin,Saint-Saens
LABELS: SWR Music
ALBUM TITLE: Gershwin * Saint-Saëns
WORKS: Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5; Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
PERFORMER: Richter (piano); Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR/Eschenbach
CATALOGUE NO: SWR 19407 CD (1993)

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Recorded when Richter was in his late 70s, the Saint-Saëns is musically captivating, although one readily senses the Gershwin is not in the musical bloodstream of either pianist or conductor.

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Julian Haylock